History and Awards

Knox United FC was founded in 1995 in association with Old Knox Grammarians Association (OKGA)

Club Presidents

  1. Murray Gale (1995 – 1996)
  2. Rob McKim (1997 – 1999)
  3. Andrew Abbott (2000 – 2003)
  4. Caine Mertens (2004 – 2005)
  5. Matthew Feros (2006 – 2013)
  6. Adrien Alpert (2014)
  7. Christopher Wiseman (2015 – 2019)
  8. Daniel Rahme (2020 – 2023)
  9. Declan Bryant (2024 – present)

CLUB GRAND FINAL WINNERS

NSFA have help finals series where possible each year, some years this has not occurred due to washouts and other extenuating circumstances. Final Series naturally occur in each age group and division

The top 4 teams of each respective division play in a 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd style Semi-Final to see which 2 teams are able to play in Grand Final.

Although the club has had many teams compete in the grand final, only a select few have bene able to complete the journey to becoming grand final winners.

Congratulations to these teams.

  • 1997: Men’s All Age Division 4 – 1:0 vs North Turramurra FC A
  • 2019: Over 25’s Division 5 – 2:0 vs Mount Colah FC
  • 2023: Men’s All Age Division 5 – 0(4):0(3) vs North Sydney United FC
  • 2023: Under 13’s Division 2 – 5:1 vs Northbridge FC

CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR

Clubman of the Year award, is the newest of the perpetual awards. This award if given to a person who has shown great support and dedication to the club on and off the field. This award can be awarded to any player, coach, supporter or manager.

  • 2023: James de Meyrick
  • 2024: TBA

The Andrew Abbott Medal s awarded to the most valuable player across the senior teams. Which includes all Men’s All Age Division, excluding Premier League squad.

This award is named in honour of the club’s 3rd president Andrew Abbott.

  • 2008: Richard Dampney
  • 2009: Chris Dyce
  • 2010: Chris Hoggard
  • 2011: Ben Mathie
  • 2012: Tom Abraham
  • 2013: Nick Crowe
  • 2014: Simon Burk
  • 2015: Anthony Hodgkinson
  • 2016: Dean Chivas
  • 2017: Scott Chappel
  • 2018: Tom Lilley
  • 2019: N/A
  • 2020: Jared Meyer
  • 2021: Jack Green
  • 2022: Tom Abraham
  • 2023: James de Meyrick
  • 2024:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
O35/O45 Most Valuable Player

The Player of the year award is awarded to the most valuable player across the Master teams. Which includes all Over 35’s and Over 45’s teams.

  • 2010: Damon La Ginestra
  • 2011: Jorge Redhead
  • 2012: Steve Kay
  • 2013: Aaron Thatcher
  • 2014: Lachlan Wills
  • 2015: Youan Chavez
  • 2016: Ivan Gower
  • 2017: Derek Walker
  • 2018: Lachlan Wills
  • 2019: Don Reynolds
  • 2020: Tim Eastman
  • 2021: Cameron Wills
  • 2022: Lee Jordan
  • 2023: Scott Chappel
  • 2024: TBA

Tim Cook Trophy
PL Reserve Team
Most Valuable Player

The Tim Cook Trophy is awarded to the most valuable player in the Premier League Reserve Team.
The trophy has had a long history with the club with it being named after one of its founding members.

  • 2001: Stephen Si
  • 2002: Gig Andrew
  • 2003: Chris Grainger
  • 2004: Byrne Laginestra
  • 2005: Mike Poulet
  • 2006: Dan Thatcher
  • 2007: Paul Jackson
  • 2008: Richard Keniry
  • 2009: James Winstone
  • 2010: Charlie Johnstone
  • 2011: Adam McGuirk
  • 2012: Jack Basley
  • 2013: Thomas Legg
  • 2014: Thomas Abraham
  • 2015: Hamish Denning
  • 2016: Josh Chapmen
  • 2017: Daniel Rahme
  • 2018: Scott Chappel
  • 2019: Logan Morrow
  • 2020: James de Meyrick
  • 2021: Sam Chapman
  • 2022: Ryan Gilfoyle
  • 2023: Ryan Gilfoyle
  • 2024: TBA

VINCE CALI MEDAL
Junior Player of the Year

The Vince Cali Medal, named after the founder of Knox United’s Junior Program.
It is the newest of perpetual awards started in 2021. Awarded to a junior player who has shown amazing spirit and passion for the game. Who also encompasses the values of the club, and has been an invaluable player throughout the season.

  • 2021: Max Byrnes
  • 2022: Oscar Walker
  • 2023: Angus Dearden
  • 2024: TBA

MOST IMPROVED

PLAYER Trophy

The Most Improved Club Player award is awarded to a play who across the whole club has show great development and improvement in all aspects of the game. Seeking to improve their skills to better themselves and the team.

  • 2005: Dave Cameron
  • 2006: Ryan Achurch
  • 2007: Ben Trengrove & Todd Collinge
  • 2008: Scott Shedden
  • 2009: Grant Quine
  • 2010: Tom Radcliffe
  • 2011: Marcus Prochaska
  • 2012: Nick Olson
  • 2013: Scott Chappel
  • 2014: Chris Firbank
  • 2015: Daniel Rahme
  • 2016: Tim Yeap
  • 2017: Tim McCarthy
  • 2018: James de Meyrick
  • 2019: Tom Lilley
  • 2020: Max Small
  • 2021: Tom Johnston
  • 2022: Sam Chapman
  • 2023: Alexander Harris
  • 2024: TBA

GOLDEN GLOVE TROPHY

The Golden Glove Trophy is awarded to the player who has kept the most clean sheets in a single season.
This award can be awarded to any player in the club. This perpetual trophy was created in 2016.

  • 2016: David Guthrie & Chris Wiseman (4)
  • 2017: Nick Kour (5)
  • 2018: Aaran Thatcher (5)
  • 2019: Charlie Wilson (7)
  • 2020: James de Meyrick (5)
  • 2021: Tim Barker (3)*
  • 2022: Tim Barker (5)
  • 2023: Faraz Westmass-Kodeiri (10)
  • 2024: TBA

* Due to Covid-19 and the Greater Sydney lockdown, the season was cut short after 11 rounds


MATTHEW FEROS TROPHY
Golden Boot

The Matthew Feros Trophy is awarded to the player who has scored the most goals in a single season.
This award can be awarded to player in the club. It is commonly known as The Golden Boot.
This perpetual trophy was created in 2006.

  • 2006: Simon Guitronich (14)
  • 2007: Chris Grainger (16)
  • 2008: Richard May
  • 2009: Will Jackson (20)
  • 2010: Chris Stokes (46)
  • 2011: James Mavridisnn
  • 2012: David Guthrie (19)
  • 2013: Gui De Souza
  • 2014: Mark Jennings
  • 2015: Jack Basley (16)
  • 2016: Jay Stewart (14)
  • 2017: Mark Jennings & Dean Chivas
  • 2018: Tom Lilley (17)
  • 2019: Mark Jennings (18)
  • 2020: Tim Eastman (23)
  • 2021: Tim Eastman (10)*
  • 2022: Oscar Walker (15)
  • 2023: Aidan Walker (34)
  • 2024: TBA

* Due to Covid-19 and the Greater Sydney lockdown, the season was cut short after 11 rounds


WILLS BROTHERS MEDAL
Most Outstanding Player

The Wills Brothers Medal was re-named in 2023 from the John Bradfield Medal. This award is awarded to the most outstanding player at the club every season.
The award is chosen by the club’s coaches. The Wills Brothers Medal has a long history with the club; as being one of the first perpetual awards since the club was founded.
The Wills Brothers Medal is the most prestigious award in the club.

  • 1995: Mark Macdonald
  • 1996: Mark Macdonald
  • 1997: Greg Henry
  • 1998: Simon Guitronich
  • 1999: Joel Denney
  • 2000: Murray Gregson
  • 2001: Tom Barrett
  • 2002: David Stone
  • 2003: Paul Mann
  • 2004: Derek Walken
  • 2005: Matt Guitronich
  • 2006: Brad Cole
  • 2007: Matt Guitronich
  • 2008: Nathan Hall
  • 2009: Nick Bozic
  • 2010: Tom Corne
  • 2011: David Guthrie
  • 2012: Dean Chivas
  • 2013: Dean Chivas
  • 2014: Nick Bozic
  • 2015: David Guthrie
  • 2016: David Guthrie
  • 2017: Thomas Abraham
  • 2018: David Guthrie
  • 2019: David Guthrie
  • 2020: Luke Chapman
  • 2021: Luke Chapman
  • 2022: Eddie Harvey-Latham
  • 2023: Joshua To
  • 2024: TBA